LSE Photo Prize Exhibition 2012

Date: Monday 27 February - Friday 13 April 2012
Time: Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm
Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building

The 6th LSE Photo Prize Exhibition showcased a wide range of photography by LSE students and staff. Photos were selected by a judging panel of art professionals and LSE staff. This year's Photo Prize took on the theme of 'Overcoming Hurdles'.  The exhibition was supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

This year's judging panel:
Christopher Acheson, President, LSE SU Photography Society
Helen Nisbet, Consultancy Project Manager, Contemporary Art Society
Grace Pattison, Festival Curator, London Festival of Photography
Virginia Pavey, LSE, member of the Arts Advisory Group

The judges chose a selection of 42, out of 250 images submitted this year, to be included in the exhibition. They can be found here.

Winners announced!

The winning entrants to the LSE Photo Prize were announced at the launch reception on Thursday 8 March. We are delighted to announce the winning photographs:

First Prize - Will Plowright, a postgraduate student in the Department of Government
For Ranger 1 and Ranger 2

Ranger 1Ranger 2

Second Prize - Pawel Opaska, a catering assistant from LSE Catering
For Waiting for a Sale

Waiting for a Sale

Third Prize - Sylvia Chant, a professor of Development Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment
For Contemplating Eighty

Contemplating 80 

Highly Commended - Dimitra Setia Taslim, a postgraduate student in the Department of Management
For The Buddhist Undertaker

The Buddhist Undertaker

Highly Commended - Jeffrey Dow, a postgraduate student in the Department of International Development
For Waiting


For any queries please email or call 0207 107 5342.

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Terms and Conditions

By submitting an image for publication in LSE Photo Prize you are making a contribution to the LSE website. The LSE website's Terms of use therefore apply. You are advised to familiarise yourself with these before submitting any images as submission implies acceptance of these terms.

By contributing an image you agree to grant LSE a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use the image (see Contributing to the website). This requires that you own the copyright to the image and ensures that copyright remains with you as the contributor.

Privacy and data protection is important (see Privacy and data protection).  This is especially the case when the image portrays somebody other than you as the contributor see Section 4.2.1 (a) under Contributing to the website).

This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed at Christmas and Easter or unless otherwise stated below). For further information email or phone on 020 7107 5342. 

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the  LSE Arts website. 

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